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2/25/2015 | Travis aims to take advantage of new opportunity

Devon Travis is back at his natural position after last year's brief experiment in center field, but this time, it's with a brand-new team and completely different surroundings.


2/25/2015 | Martin, Dickey have makings of strong partnership

For the third time in as many years, R.A. Dickey has started Spring Training with a new face behind the plate. Unlike previous seasons, though, there's a sense that this pairing with Russell Martin will actually work.


2/25/2015 | Izturis aims to prove health, claim second-base job

Maicer Izturis is back to full health after last year's knee surgery, and he now has his eyes on winning the Blue Jays' starting job at second base.


2/25/2015 | Cecil throws first 'pen session after recovering from flu

Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil threw his first bullpen session on Wednesday morning after missing the previous two days because of the flu.


2/24/2015 | Donaldson brings 'spunk' to Blue Jays' lineup

Josh Donaldson said he has no doubt playing half of his games in Rogers Centre instead of the O.co Coliseum will be "a positive for me and my career."


2/24/2015 | Anthopoulos: Filling out Blue Jays rotation first a priority

General manager Alex Anthopoulos said on Tuesday that Aaron Sanchez, Marco Estrada and Daniel Norris could all be in the mix for both the Blue Jays' starting rotation and the bullpen this spring.


2/24/2015 | Donaldson already proving great fit with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are extremely happy to have Josh Donaldson in their lineup. Donaldson, for his part, is also very happy to be with the Blue Jays.


2/24/2015 | Anthopoulos expects Blue Jays will deal Navarro

Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday he understands why catcher Dioner Navarro wants to be traded, and he actually expects that to happen. But the Blue Jays' general manager also made it clear he expects to "get good value back."


2/23/2015 | Blue Jays plan on using Encarnacion at first base

The Blue Jays appear to have changed their minds about Edwin Encarnacion and will use the veteran slugger at first base instead of primarily in the designated-hitter spot.


2/23/2015 | Experience gives Martin leg up on learning staff

When Russell Martin makes his first appearance in a Blue Jays uniform, it will mark the fourth organization he has played for during an impressive nine-year career. So, it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about learning a new pitching staff.


2/23/2015 | Martin up for challenge of catching Dickey

Russell Martin wasn't behind the plate for R.A. Dickey's first bullpen session of the spring on Monday morning, but that is expected to change in the very near future.


2/23/2015 | Seeking playing time, Navarro asked for trade

Dioner Navarro wants to play on a regular basis, and since that's unlikely to happen in Toronto with Russell Martin around, he would like a change of scenery.


2/22/2015 | Blue Jays open camp with several spots in play

Blue Jays pitchers and catchers reported on Sunday, officially beginning a camp that will see competition for starting jobs at center field and second base, as well as spots in the bullpen.


2/22/2015 | Cecil ready to prove himself for closer's job

The departure of Casey Janssen this winter created an opening at the closer position, and on the first day of Spring Training, left-hander Brett Cecil made it clear that he wants the job.


2/22/2015 | Quick worker Buehrle approves of new pace rules

Mark Buehrle is generally regarded as the fastest-working pitcher in baseball, so it should come as no surprise that he's a big fan of the league's decision to increase the pace of game.


2/21/2015 | Jays alumni head to B.C. to teach youth baseball coaches

This weekend, 200 young ball players and 250 coaches from across British Columbia are in Langley to learn the tricks of the trade from some great instructors, including two former Blue Jays, Rance Mulliniks and Lloyd Moseby.


2/21/2015 | Blue Jays sign Dickerson to Minor League contract

The Blue Jays signed veteran outfielder Chris Dickerson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Saturday afternoon.


2/20/2015 | Three key questions facing Blue Jays at camp

The Blue Jays will arrive at Spring Training on Sunday to begin the process of answering several key questions about their 25-man roster. Among the issues to be settled are battles at second base, in the rotation and the back end of the bullpen.


2/18/2015 | Blue Jays' Opening Day already a sellout

The Blue Jays' regular-season home opener sold out within an hour of going on sale to the general public on Wednesday morning. A minimal number of tickets have been set aside for Major League Baseball, the players and league officials. If any get returned, the tickets will be made available for public sale at a future date.


2/17/2015 | Blue Jays' lineup, rotation a work in progress

Toronto considers itself a contender, but the lineup and pitching staff remain works in progress. There are several key positions up for grabs and a batting order that has yet to be fully constructed.


2/16/2015 | Blue Jays flock to Florida with jobs up for grabs

Spring Training is officially set to open within a week (pitchers and catchers report Sunday), and the Blue Jays' camp should prove to be more compelling than others in recent years.


2/13/2015 | Blue Jays reportedly win arbitration case vs. Donaldson

The Blue Jays reportedly have won their arbitration case against third baseman Josh Donaldson, who will earn $4.3 million this season, according to a report from CBS Sports. The 29-year-old was seeking $5.725 million in the case that was heard by an independent arbitrator. Toronto has yet to comment on the ruling.


2/13/2015 | 5 prospects who could aid Blue Jays' crusade

The Blue Jays' everyday lineup is expected to be a strength and has plenty of marquee names, but pitching must contribute as well. That's where the rookies come in. In the latest part of MLB.com's preview for Spring Training, we take a look at the top prospects to watch this spring as at least a couple of them figure to be prominent pieces on the staff.


2/13/2015 | Female sports media pioneer dies at 72

The first female member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Alison Gordon, died in Toronto on Thursday at age 72. She was a pioneer for women in sports media as the first female beat writer to cover a Major League club.


2/12/2015 | Truck Day a sign of spring in chilly Toronto

Outside, it was a blistery minus-25 degrees Celsius with the wind chill on Thursday morning. But inside Rogers Centre, there was the first sign of spring, as the Blue Jays began packing for Spring Training.




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